ES 519: Ecological Research Design

2010-07-20 -

Maximum Increased.

Synonym:

71212 (for web registration)

Section:

A

Faculty:

Jonathan Atwood

Credits:

3

Seats:

28

Semester:

Fall 2010

Meeting Schedule:

Thursdays 9/2 - 12/9 (8:00AM-10:59AM)

Description:

Competency Areas Spring 2010 and earlier: CB – Required; EAO, EE, Cert, IND & RMC – Elective
Competency Areas Fall 2010: CB – Required; ASJS, Cert, EE, SD, SDCC – Methods or elective
Restricted to Conservation Biology students July 13 – August 13; open to all ES students on August 14.

This course encourages successful ecological field research by building skills in hypothesis generation, selection of appropriate methods of data collection, use of correct statistical analyses, and effective presentation of results. Basic univariate parametric and non-parametric statistical procedures (chi-square and related tests; ANOVA; regression and correlation analyses) are reviewed. Through lectures, group homework projects, and analysis of quantitative methods used in current studies of conservation biology, students develop skills needed to design effective field research aimed at biodiversity conservation and natural lands management.